Jornada del Muerto’srich cultural and scientific heritage make it a unique and fascinating place, and it is well worth a visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Southwest.
George McJunkin discovered the Folsom Points, which resulted in a sea change of understanding of pre-historic peoples in North America.
Kearny Code of Laws Letter of General Kearny to the Adjutant General.Headquarters, Army of the West, Santa Fe, New Mexico September 22, 1846. Sir: – I enclose herewith a copy of the laws prepared for the government of the territory of New Mexico, and a list of appointments to civil offices in the territory, both […]
August Dates in New Mexico History
On June 20, 1850, by a vote of 8,371 to 39, the citizens of New Mexico overwhelmingly voted in favor of this Constitution as a first step establishment of Statehood for New Mexico.
New Mexico’s first Territorial Seal was designed in 1851, shortly after the United States’ acquisition due to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. While there is no record of the original Territorial Seal – which according to the New Mexico Secretary of State may be encapsulated in the Soldier’s Monument on the Santa Fe Plaza – […]
Crescit Eundo: It Goes as it Grows. Crescit Eundo, New Mexico’s State Motto, has been translated into a variety of similar sayings. It Increases by Going. It Increases as it Goes Along. Or, my personal favorite and probably the most famous translation: It Goes as It Grows. What is Crecit Eundo? Crecit Eundo, New Mexico’s […]
The name Alexander Doniphan isn’t well known to the average New Mexican. I don’t remember hearing it when I took New Mexico history in fifth grade, nor do I remember it during New Mexico history at University. Nobody really speaks of him today. Nevertheless, we largely owe to Colonel Doniphan the foundation of most New […]